This week, the Center for Regulatory Solutions has published a report on how the Obama administration’s ozone plan will affect Ohio’s economy, and the findings make grim reading.
The most troubling aspect of its results is how the ozone rule would hit the state’s poorest and most vulnerable residents the hardest, especially in Ohio’s major urban areas of Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
Furthermore, the plan is so unpopular in Ohio – where it will penalize the manufacturing industries that kept the state afloat following the 2008 recession – that it has provoked a bipartisan backlash.
This report is the latest in the growing mountain of evidence against Obama’s ozone rule. It promises to be the costliest rule ever for states and businesses, and conforming to the regulations will also result in a significant cost to Ohio’s most vulnerable residents.